Category Archive: Writing

Youth Author Program

The Youth Author Program is for students that love writing stories, poetry, and drawing pictures, while exploring different ways to enjoy reading books. In addition, YAP will provide opportunities for students and teachers, along with increasing the book selection in classrooms. (For grades 3rd through 5th and middle school.)  YAP Events  Classrooms need a larger …

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New Author Transformed into Untraditional Author

Here is an email I received from a new author that just read Untraditional Publishing. The simple act of changing her approach is what I believe benefits authors the most.  This is what she said…  “I finished your book. (Untraditional Publishing.) I absolutely loved it! That was the best advice I have ever received. I …

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Middle School Students Connecting Through Reading

I understand as an author that connecting with the reader is the most important goal. For students, that goal can be extremely difficult. I  know that middle school students will have little patience for a book. The story must start fast, continue to read fast, and have a terrific ending. Most authors that write for a younger …

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25 Things I Like About Teachers

1. On the first day of school, the teacher arranges the student’s desks in small groups and gives each group a team name. I love this, because five small groups work together better than one large group of twenty-three students. 2. On the first day of school, the teacher has a smile plastered on their …

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30 Ways to Get Out of the Author Rut: Part VI

A rut will disturb your peace of mind. It can also eat away at your dreams, which will eventually tear apart your health. You need to fight your way out of the rut. Here are more ideas on how to do that.  Get rid of bad habits. The ingredient for any rut is to have …

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